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Rachel Cockett

Director of Development, Birmingham Museums Trust

Rachel leads the Development team. Fundraising generates 10% of BMT's £12M p/a income. Her role is to increase income through fundraising activities, supporting programme delivery and development, and stakeholder management. Rachel and her team lead on securing revenue and capital income from public grants, trusts & foundations, individuals, and sponsorship. Rachel began working for Birmingham Museums in 2000, progressing through collections management roles, to managing multi-million pound funded programmes. She has also worked at Ikon Gallery, MLA West Midlands and Birmingham City University.

Rachel is a Fellow of the Museums Association, a member of the Museums Accreditation Committee, and an Associate Member of the Institute of Fundraising.

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